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Jessica Simpson Cries "Help!!!!" for Extremely Swollen Pregnancy Feet

Shape logo Shape 1/11/2019 Faith Brar
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A very pregnant Jessica Simpson is at a loss when it comes to her super-swollen ankles and feet. The star recently took to Instagram to share a photo of her dilemma, asking her followers for remedies and help.

Thankfully, Simpson, who is expecting her third child, received tons of suggestions on how to minimize her swelling. "Elevate your feet above your heart level 85% chance that your feet will deflate," one user wrote. "Elevate those feet and reduce salt intake," said another. BTW, both of these recommendations are exactly what you'd hear from the American Pregnancy Association.

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A post shared by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Jan 10, 2019 at 5:10pm PST

Some other commenters also warned the mom-to-be about preeclampsia (aka toxemia), a serious pregnancy complication that both Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian suffered from during their pregnancies. It's characterized by high blood pressure and damage to the liver and kidneys, according to the Mayo Clinic. Sudden weight gain and swelling are some symptoms to look out for. It's always worth checking with your doctor to rule it out since, left untreated, it can be fatal. (Related: Everything You Need to Know About Preeclampsia)

That said, experiencing some swelling, especially toward the end of your pregnancy, is usually not something to freak out about. "Swelling is common during pregnancy due to increased blood flow and hormone changes," Melissa Goist, M.D., an ob-gyn at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, previously told us. And it's not just the lips, hands, or feet that swell up, Dr. Goist adds. Pregnancy can affect all your mucous membranes, including your vaginal lips and even the lining of your nose, which causes many pregnant women to report feeling chronically stuffed up. (Related: 5 Weird Health Concerns That Can Pop Up During Pregnancy)

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A post shared by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Jan 5, 2019 at 11:40am PST

These last few weeks of pregnancy definitely haven't been the easiest for Simpson. Earlier this week she shared that she was under the weather and having a "sick day" and before she joked that she "can't wait to have a waist again and not waddle in 2019."

Wishing her luck as she heads into the home stretch!

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